Apr 072014

Contact: Rebecca Brewster
(770) 432-0628
April 7, 2014

Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues – impacts from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity.  The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the New Hours-of-Service Rules. This survey is designed to further quantify impacts on commercial drivers from the rules changes which went into effect July 1, 2013.

The second survey is a first step in ATRI’s study on Detention Time Impacts on Safety, Productivity and Compliance.  The driver survey seeks to evaluate the impact that shippers and receivers may have on truck drivers’ safety, productivity and hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. The detention time study will also utilize ATRI’s extensive truck position database to model the impact of driver delay on truck travel times at key distribution points around the country.

Both surveys were initially conducted at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville where over 400 drivers completed surveys.  The online version of the surveys will remain open through early May. The online surveys are available in the top left side of ATRI’s homepage at www.atri-online.org.

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

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